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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jul 12, 2011 8:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

It's a totally different vibe, in my opinion. Phish does the light-hearted, quirky stuff very well. They're great musicians, but they don't really even try (as far as I can tell) to connect with people on a higher level emotionally like the GD did. What's Phish's answer to Dark Star? Stella Blue? What's Phish's Wharf Rat? Their lyrics are playful and ironic -- more like Zappa than Hunter.

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Jul 12, 2011 3:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: You're Crazy

I totally agree with this. Most of their songs are ridiculous to the point of being pointless almost, but to me this is not the focus of their music anyway. They are very talented, but they are lacking the emotional element both in the playing and the songs that makes GD so special. And i think they aren't as original as GD either, their early work especially apes Zappa a lot. So much that i have, at times, mistaken them for him!